Verse. 4333

٤٣ - ٱلْزُّخْرُف

43 - Az-Zukhruf

فَاَہْلَكْنَاۗ اَشَدَّ مِنْہُمْ بَطْشًا وَّمَضٰى مَثَلُ الْاَوَّلِيْنَ۝۸
Faahlakna ashadda minhum batshan wamada mathalu alawwaleena


Ahmed Ali

So We destroyed far more powerful (nations) than they. The example of earlier people is there.



'Abdullāh Ibn 'Abbās / Muḥammad al-Fīrūzabādī

تفسير : (then we destroyed men mightier than these) mightier than the people of mecca (in prowess) in strength and power; (and the example of the men of old hath gone (before them)) i.e. they were destroyed when they disbelieved in their messengers.

Jalāl al-Dīn al-Maḥallī

تفسير : so we destroyed those who were mightier than them — than your people — in prowess, strength, and [already] there passed, there has been mentioned in previous verses, the example of the ancients, the description of how they were destroyed, and thus the sequel for your people will be the same.